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Work / Illustration

Charming illustrations of Lennon, Hockney and other characters by Yu Nagaba

Tokyo-based illustrator Yu Nagaba manages to convey so much in black, white and simple line work. He came to our attention thanks to a collaboration with T-shirt company Beams and fashion brand Goodhood, which sees his sweet little images work superbly across simple white garments. But aside from these mega cool collabs, Yu’s online portfolio is a veritable treasure trove of characters to get lost in. His John Lennon portraits are perfect in their simplicity, making humorous references to pivotal points in the Scouse specs-wearer’s career. We’re also very keen on his charming Hockney and a depiction of Keith Haring, which sees him lovingly tickle his own little dogs.

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration, Goodhood and Beams collaboration

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Yu Nagaba: Illustration, Goodhood and Beams collaboration

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